Vote History

May 2018 Vote History

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Washington, May 1, 2018 | comments

(167) - HR 4910: Burial Receptacle Provision – Passage May 07, 2018 - Roe, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Interior Department to provide an outer burial receptacle for new graves in open cemeteries that are controlled by the National Park Service, and would require the Department to reimburse veterans' survivors who had purchased one on their own. Motion agreed to 388-0.

Vote: Yea

(168) - HR 4335: Military Dependent Burial Rights – Passage May 07, 2018 - Roe, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would authorize the Veterans Affairs Department to provide spouses and children of member of the armed forces serving on active duty with headstones or markers when buried in a national cemetery. Motion agreed to 389-0.

Vote: Yea

(169) - HR 2152, SJRES57, HR5645: Merger Regulation Enforcement, Grant Reporting, and Disapproval of Loan Rules - Previous Question May 08, 2018 - Buck, R-Colo., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 872) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5645) that would synchronize antitrust standards between the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department; would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2152) that would require certain Justice Department grantees to report on the use of funds they received, and would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (S J Res 57) that would disapprove of certain Consumer Financial Regulatory Commission rules related to indirect automotive loans. Motion agreed to 226-177.

Vote: Yea

House Vote 170 - HR 2152, HR5645, SJRES57: Merger Regulation Enforcement, Grant Reporting, and Disapproval of Loan Rules – Rule May 08, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 872) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5645) that would synchronize antitrust standards between the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department; would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2152) that would require certain Justice Department grantees to report on the use of funds they received, and would provide for consideration of a joint resolution (S J Res 57) that would disapprove of certain Consumer Financial Regulatory Commission rules related to indirect automotive loans. Adopted 227-181.

Vote: Yea

(171) - S J Res 57: Indirect Automobile Loan Rule Disapproval – Passage May 08, 2018 - Passage of the joint resolution that would nullify and disapprove of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule that provides guidance to third parties that offer indirect financing for automobile loans. The rule states that such third party lenders are treated as creditors under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the lenders may not mark up the rate of an indirect loan in relation to a borrower's race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or receipt of income from any public assistance program. Passed 234-175.

Vote: Yea

(172) - H Res 878: House Chaplain - Motion to Table May 08, 2018 - McCarthy, R-Calif., motion to table (kill) the Crowley, D-N.Y., resolution that would establish a select committee to investigate the resignation of Chaplain of the House of Representatives, Patrick J. Conroy. Motion agreed to 223-182.

Vote: Yea

(173) - HR 3053: Yucca Mountain and Nuclear Waste Policy - Previous Question May 09, 2018 - Newhouse, R-Wash., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 879) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 3053) that would provide for the ongoing licensing process and authorize the continued construction of the nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, and would also modify other nuclear waste policies. Motion agreed to 223-189.

Vote: Yea

(174) - HR 3053: Yucca Mountain and Nuclear Waste Policy – Rule May 09, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 879) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 3053) that would provide for the ongoing licensing process and authorize the continued construction of the nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, and would also modify other nuclear waste policies. Adopted 224-184.

Vote: Yea

(175) - HR 2152: Pretrial Service Grant Reporting – Passage May 09, 2018 - Passage of the bill would require state and local governments that receive Justice Department grants for pretrial services to submit annually a report to the attorney general that would include the names of defendants who received services, their prior convictions where applicable, and the amount of money that had been allocated for pretrial services. The bill also states that if a state or local government were to fail to submit such a report, it could lose grant funding for the following year. Passed 221-197.

Vote: Yea

(176) - HR 5645: FTC Merger Regulation Procedures – Recommit May 09, 2018 - Doggett, D-Texas, motion to recommit the bill to the House Judiciary Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment that would prohibit provisions in the bill from applying to mergers that would unreasonably increase the costs of pharmaceutical drugs. Motion rejected 193-220.

Vote: Nay

(177) - HR 5645: FTC Merger Regulation Procedures – Passage May 09, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would reconcile differences in anti-trust injunction standards between the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department. It would also require FTC cases related to unfair methods of competition to be processed through federal courts as opposed to the commission's administrative process. The bill would allow the FTC to issue judicial actions when resolving a case and would require the commission to notify state attorneys general in instances in which the state would be entitled to bring an action. Passed 230-185.

Vote: Yea

(178) - HR 3053: Yucca Mountain and Nuclear Waste Policy - Local Government Consent May 10, 2018 - Titus, D-Nev., amendment that would strike all provisions in the bill and would require consent form state, local, and tribal governments before spent nuclear fuel or high-level radioactive waste could be transported through the entity's jurisdiction. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 80-332.

Vote: Nay

(179) - HR 3053: Yucca Mountain and Nuclear Waste Policy – Passage May 10, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would require a decision within 30 months of enactment by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the licensing process and construction relating to the nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain. It would also authorize the establishment of interim storage facilities to be operated by the Energy Department until the repository is finished, and would additionally authorize a rail line to connect Yucca Mountain with the national rail system. The bill would also increase from 70,000 metric tons to 110,000, the allowable storage for the repository and provide additional financing mechanisms for the Yucca Mountain project as well as the compensation to Nevada for hosting the national nuclear waste repository. Passed 340-72.

Vote: Yea

(180) - Procedural Motion – Journal May 10, 2018 - Approval of the House Journal of May 9, 2018. Approved 207-179.

Vote: Nay

(181) - HR 613: Correctional Officer Firearm Storage – Passage May 15, 2018 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the director of the Bureau of Prisons to ensure that each federal penal and correctional institution has a secure storage area outside of the secure perimeter for employees to use in storing personal firearms, or allow employees to store firearms in a Bureau of Prisons-approved vehicle lockbox. The bill would allow authorized employees to carry personal firearms on prison grounds outside the secure perimeter of the institution. Motion agreed to 378-0.

Vote: Yea

(182) - HR 4854: DNA Backlog Grants – Passage May 15, 2018 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Justice Department, in fiscal 2019 through fiscal 2022, to award five to seven percent of grants given to prosecutors to be awarded for the purpose of increasing the capacity of state and local prosecutors to address cold cases involving violent crime, in which suspects have been identified through DNA evidence. Motion agreed to 377-1.

Vote: Yea

(183) - H Res 285: Police and Community Alliances – Passage May 15, 2018 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution that would express the sense of the U.S. House of Representatives that Congress and the president should empower the creation of police and community alliances designed to enhance and improve communication and collaboration between members of the law enforcement community and the public they serve. Motion agreed to 377-2.

Vote: Yea

(184) - S 2372, HR 2, HR 5698: Assault of Law Enforcement Penalties, Veterans' Health Care, and Agricultural Programs - Question of Consideration May 16, 2018 - Question of whether the House should consider the rule (H Res 891) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5698) that would permit federal prosecution of, and set certain penalties for, crimes in which a person knowingly causes harm to a law enforcement officer; would provide for consideration of the bill (S 2372) that would establish a single program for veterans seeking healthcare outside of the VA system; and would provide consideration for the bill (HR 2) that would reauthorize many federal farm, nutrition assistance, rural development and other Agriculture Department programs. Agreed to consider 223-181.

Vote: Yea

(185) - HR 5698, S 2372, HR 2: Assault of Law Enforcement Penalties, Veterans' Health Care, and Agricultural Programs - Previous Question May 16, 2018 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 891) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5698) that would permit federal prosecution of, and set certain penalties for, crimes in which a person knowingly causes harm to a law enforcement officer; would provide for consideration of the bill (S 2372) that would establish a single program for veterans seeking healthcare outside of the VA system; and would provide consideration for the bill (HR 2) that would reauthorize many federal farm, nutrition assistance, rural development and other Agriculture Department programs. Motion agreed to 230-184.

Vote: Yea

186 - HR 5698, S2372, HR2: Assault of Law Enforcement Penalties, Veterans' Health Care, and Agricultural Programs - RuleMay 16, 2018 -

Adoption of the rule (H Res 891) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5698) that would permit federal prosecution of, and set certain penalties for, crimes in which a person knowingly causes harm to a law enforcement officer; would provide for consideration of the bill (S 2372) that would establish a single program for veterans seeking healthcare outside of the VA system; and would provide consideration for the bill (HR 2) that would reauthorize many federal farm, nutrition assistance, rural development and other Agriculture Department programs.
Adopted 229-185: R 228-1; D 1-184; I 0-0.

Vote: Yea

House Vote 187 - S 35: Land Transfer for Cemetary Expansion – Passage May 16, 2018 - Bishop, R-Utah, motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would transfer approximately 200 acres in Sturgis, S.D. from the Bureau of Land Management to the Veterans Affairs Department to expand the Black Hills National Cemetery. Motion agreed to 407-0.

Vote: Yea

House Vote 188 - HR 5698: Penalties for Assaulting Law Enforcement – Passage May 16, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would limit the punishment of knowingly causing harm to a law enforcement officer to 10 years in imprisonment and a fine, which would increase to life imprisonment if the offence includes death, kidnapping, attempted kidnapping, or an attempt to kill. The bill would also allow for federal prosecution of the stated crime in certain situations including if the offence crosses state lines, the state verdict demonstrably does not serve the federal interest in protecting the public, or prosecution by the federal government is in the public interest. Passed 382-35.

Vote: Yea

House Vote 189 - S 2372: Veterans' Health Care – Passage May 16, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would consolidate programs that allow veterans to seek medical care outside of the VA into a new singular entity, the Veterans Community Care Program. The bill would continue the current VA Choice Program for one year, and would authorize an additional $5.2 billion for the costs of providing non-VA medical care through the old program and for transitioning to the new program. It would also authorize the VA to enter into Veterans Care Agreements that would include care standards for providers and private facilities, and would allow veterans to access care at federally-qualified health centers walk-in clinics. The bill would also create a commission to review VA modernization proposals and includes other provisions related to the recruitment of health care professionals. The bill would also require the Interior Department to provide an outer burial receptacle for new graves in open cemeteries that are controlled by the National Park Service, and would require the Department to reimburse veterans' survivors who had purchased one on their own. Passed 347-70.

Vote: Yea

House Vote 190 - HR 2: Farm Programs - Previous Question May 17, 2018 - Woodall, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 900) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2) that would reauthorize many federal farm, nutrition assistance, rural development and other Agriculture Department programs. Motion agreed to 228-189.

Vote: Yea

House Vote 191 - HR 2: Farm Programs – Rule May 17, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 900) that would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 2) that would reauthorize many federal farm, nutrition assistance, rural development and other Agriculture Department programs. Adopted 228-188.

Vote: Yea

(192) - Procedural Motion – Journal May 17, 2018 - Approval of the House journal of May 16, 2018. Approved 217-188.

Vote: Yea

(193) - HR 2: Farm Programs - Sugar Programs May 17, 2018 - Foxx, R-N.C., amendment that would adjust loan rates for the sugar program, would terminate the feedstock flexibility program, and would establish tariff rate quotas for raw cane sugar and refined sugar. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 137-278.

Vote: Yea

(194) - HR 2: Farm Programs - Ending Agriculture Subsidies May 17, 2018 - McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would phase out agricultural crop subsidies by 2030. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 34-380.

Vote: Nay

(195) - HR 2: Farm Programs - SNAP Benefits Work Requirements May 17, 2018 - McClintock, R-Calif., amendment that would reduce work-requirement exemptions from 15 percent to five percent of SNAP benefit recipients; would reduce the qualifying age of children from three-years-old to six-years-old with respect to work requirement-exempted parents; would set the same hour-per-week work requirement for married parents as for single parents; and would require employment and training program participants to have their work eligibility electronically verified through the E-verify system.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 83-330.

Vote: Nay

(196) - HR 2: Farm Programs - States' Ability to Run SNAP May 17, 2018 - Faso, R-N.Y., amendment that would allow states to carry out program eligibility and other administrative functions of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in a number of different ways, including the use of non-governmental contractors, as long as such personnel have no direct or indirect financial interest in an approved retail food store. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 222-192.

Vote: Yea

(197) - HR 2: Farm Programs - Biomass and Bioenergy Programs May 17, 2018 - Biggs, R-Ariz., amendment that would repeal the Department of Agriculture biomass and bioenergy subsidy programs.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 75-340.

Vote: Yea

(198) - HR 2: Farm Programs - Forest Management Studies May 17, 2018 - Westerman, R-Ark., amendment that would require environmental impact statements for certain forest management activities to only study and describe the forest management activity in question and the alternative of not taking any action. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 224-191.

Vote: Yea

(199) - HR 2: Farm Programs - Forest Service Rule Exemption May 17, 2018 - Young R-Alaska, amendment that would exempt Alaska from a 2001 Forest Service rule that prohibits road construction and timber harvesting on approximately 58.5 million acres of roadless Forest Service lands. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 208-207.

Vote: Yea

(200) - HR 2: Farm Programs - Value-Added Agricultural Products May 18, 2018 - Russell, R-Okla., amendment that would exclude beer, wine, distilled spirits, hard cider, and other alcoholic products from counting as value-added agricultural products, thus making such products ineligible for agricultural product market development grants, and would rescind $8 million in unobligated funds from value-added agricultural product market development grant program. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 54-356.

Vote: Nay

(201) - HR 2: Farm Programs - Unpasteurized Milk Product Transportation May 18, 2018 - Massie, R-Ky., amendment that would prohibit federal interference in the interstate transportation of unpasteurized milk and milk products between states that allow for the distribution of such products for direct human consumption. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 79-331.

Vote: Nay

(202) - HR 2: Farm Programs - Animal Fighting Prohibitions May 18, 2018 - Roskam, R-Ill., amendment that would extend the prohibition on animal fighting ventures to all states and U.S. territories. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 359-51.

Vote: Yea

(203) - HR 2: Farm Programs - EPA Water Rule May 18, 2018 - Banks, R-Ind., amendment that would repeal the EPA's rule regarding the definition of the "Waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 238-173.

Vote: Yea

(204) - HR 2: Farm Programs – Recommit May 18, 2018 - Maloney, D-N.Y., motion to recommit the bill to the House Agriculture Committee with instructions to report back immediately with an amendment. Motion rejected 183-226.

Vote: Nay

(205) - HR 2: Farm Programs – Passage May 18, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would reauthorize and extend federal farm and nutrition programs through fiscal 2023, including crop subsidies, conservation, rural development and agricultural trade programs and the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. It would require individuals receiving SNAP benefits, who are 18-59 years old, to work or participate in work training programs for a minimum of 20 hours per week, and would require the Department of Agriculture to establish a database to track individuals receiving SNAP benefits. The bill would reauthorize and extend supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs, the current sugar policies and loan rates, several international food aid programs, nonrecourse marketing assistance loans for loan commodities, several dairy programs, including the dairy risk management program (previously the margin protection program) and would modify certain utility standards in the Home Energy Assistance Program to require SNAP benefits recipients to provide documentation of such expenses in order to receive increased benefits using the Standard Utility Allowance. The bill would authorize, with modifications, the farm risk-management program, which gives agriculture producers a choice of receiving price loss coverage or agriculture risk coverage, on a covered-commodity-by-covered-commodity basis, for the 2019 through 2023 crop years. The bill would reauthorize several conservation programs, and would increase the conservation reserve program from 24 to 29 million acres and reduce from 750,000 to 500,000 acres the cap for Farmable Wetland Program enrollment. It would also increase the amount authorized annually for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program for the 2019 through 2023 crop years, with a maximum authorization of $3 billion in 2023. It would eliminate the conservation stewardship program and would also allow the Environmental Protection Agency to determine whether a pesticide is likely to jeopardize the survival of a federally designated threatened or endangered species, or the habitat of such a species, without having to consult with federal agencies. 
Rejected 198-213.

Vote: Yea

(206) - Procedural Motion – Journal May 18, 2018 - Approval of the House Journal of May 17, 2018. Approved 183-163.

Vote: Nay

(207) - HR 4830: Late GI Bill Payments – Passage May 21, 2018 - Dunn, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would prohibit an institution of higher learning from penalizing any student whose GI Bill payments have not been received by the institution. It would make institutions with such penalties in place ineligible for GI Bill benefits. Motion agreed to 382-0.

Vote: Yea

(208) - HR 4451: Services for Homeless Veterans – Passage May 21, 2018 - Roe, R-Tenn., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would allow veterans who are homeless and participating in the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing voucher program, those who are transitioning from being incarcerated, and other eligible homeless or recently homeless veterans to be eligible for training services under the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program. Motion agreed to 377-1.

Vote: Yea

(209) - HR 3832: Prescription Drug Data Sharing – Passage May 21, 2018 - Dunn, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require VA health care providers to share prescription drug data across a national network of interstate prescription drug monitoring programs, and would require VA providers to seek information from prescription drug monitoring programs before prescribing controlled substances. Motion agreed to 377-2.

Vote: Yea

(210) - S 2155, S 204, HR 5515: Bank Regulation Thresholds, Experimental Drugs for Terminal Illnesses and Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Previous Question May 22, 2018 - Burgess, R-Texas, motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 905) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (S 2155) related to banking regulations, would provide for consideration of the bill (S 204) that would allow individuals with terminal illnesses access to experimental and investigational drugs, and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5515) that would authorize $708.1 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2019. Motion agreed to 222-184.

Vote: Yea

(211) - S 204, S 2155, HR 5515: Bank Regulation Thresholds, Experimental Drugs for Terminal Illnesses and Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization – Rule May 22, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 905) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill (S 2155) that would apply the more stringent bank regulation provisions of the 2010 financial overhaul to banks with $250 billion in assets, instead of those with at least $50 billion in assets, would provide for consideration of the bill (S 204) that would allow individuals with terminal illnesses access to experimental and investigational drugs, and would provide for consideration of the bill (HR 5515) that would authorize $708.1 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2019. Adopted 227-180.

Vote: Yea

(212) - Procedural Motion – Journal May 22, 2018 - Approval of the House Journal of May 21, 2018. Approved 219-179.

Vote: Yea

(213) - S 204: Experimental Drugs for Terminal Illnesses – Recommit May 22, 2018 - Schakowsky, D-Ill., motion to recommit the bill to the House Energy and Commerce Committee with instructions to report it back immediately with an amendment that would require both the Food and Drug Administration and the manufacturers of drugs eligible under the bill to produce annual summaries on the usage of such drugs. Motion rejected 187-231.

Vote: Nay

(214) - S 204: Experimental Drugs for Terminal Illness – Passage May 22, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would allow patients with life-threatening diseases or conditions who are not participating in clinical trials to seek access to experimental and investigational drugs directly from a drug manufacturer, without approval by the Food and Drug Administration. It would require that in order for the patient to be eligible, the patient must first try all approved treatment options and be unable to participate in a clinical trial. Only drugs that have completed phase 1 clinical trials, that have not been approved or licensed for any use, and that are currently under an active FDA application or are undergoing clinical trials would be eligible for use under the bill's provisions. Passed (thus cleared for the president) 250-169.

Vote: Yea

(215) - HR 5682: Prisoner Recidivism Risk – Passage May 22, 2018 - Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Justice Department to develop a system to determine the risk of recidivism for each prisoner. It would authorize $50 million annually in fiscal 2019 through fiscal 2023 to carry out the system. It would require the Justice Department to provide incentives for inmates to participate in certain recidivism reduction programs. It would also generally prohibit the use of restrains on pregnant prisoners. Motion agreed to 360-59.

Vote: Yea

(216) - S 2155: Bank Regulation Thresholds – Passage May 22, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would apply the more stringent bank regulation provisions of the 2010 financial overhaul to banks with $250 billion in assets, instead of those with at least $50 billion in assets. It would also allow banks with less than $10 billion in assets to trade with depositors' money. The bill would lift the threshold for disclosure requirements to $10 million for employee-owned securities and would allow venture capital funds to have up to 250 investors and be exempt from certain registering requirements. It would provide consumers with the right to request a "security freeze" on their credit reports, which would prohibit a consumer reporting agency from releasing information from the consumer's credit report without express authorization. It would define a "qualified mortgage" as any residential mortgage loan held by a bank, removing the requirement that for a "qualified mortgage," a bank must determine that a mortgage recipient has the ability to repay. Passed (thus cleared for the president) 258-159.

Vote: Yea

(217) - HR 5515: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Previous Question May 23, 2018 - Byrne, R-Ala., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 908) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5515) that would authorize $708.1 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2019. Motion agreed to 222-189.

Vote: Yea

(218) - HR 5515: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization – Rule May 23, 2018 - Adoption of the rule (H Res 908) that would provide for further House floor consideration of the bill (HR 5515) that would authorize $708.1 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2019. Adopted 229-183.

Vote: Yea

(219) - HR 5515: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Overseas Contingency Operations Funding Elimination May 23, 2018 - Nolan, D-Minn., amendment that would eliminate the authorization of appropriations for overseas contingency operations. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 62-351.

Vote: Nay

(220) - HR 5515: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Foreign Partnerships Countering Iran May 23, 2018 - Gabbard, D-Hawaii, amendment that would eliminate the authorization for the Defense Department to develop and implement a strategy with foreign partners to counter destabilizing activities undertaken by Iran. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 60-355.

Vote: Nay

(221) - HR 5515: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Nuclear Weapon Lifecycle Cost May 23, 2018 - Aguilar, D-Calif., amendment that would require the annual report on the plan for U.S. nuclear weapons to include an estimate of the projected future total lifecycle cost of each type of nuclear weapon and delivery platform. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 198-217.

Vote: Nay

(222) - HR 5515: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons May 23, 2018 - Garamendi, D-Calif., for Blumenauer, D-Ore., amendment that would eliminate the bill's repeal of the requirement that the secretary of Energy may not commence the development of a low-yield nuclear weapon unless specifically authorized by Congress. It would also limit funding to the W76-2 warhead modification until the Defense Department reports to Congress on the potential effects of certain low-yield nuclear warheads. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 188-226.

Vote: Nay

(223) - HR 5515: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Expedited Reviews for Mining Projects  May 23, 2018 - Amodei, R-Nev., amendment that would expedite the environmental review process for certain domestic mine projects if the minerals in the mine are deemed necessary for strategic or national security purposes. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 229-183.

Vote: Yea

(224) - HR 5515: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Radiation-Exposed Veterans Medal May 23, 2018 - McGovern, D-Mass., amendment that would require the Defense Department to produce a service medal to honor retired and former members of the armed forces who participated in radiation-risk activities. Adopted in Committee of the Whole 408-1.

Vote: Yea

(225) - HR 5515: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Domestically-Sourced Dinner Ware May 23, 2018 - McKinley, R-W.Va., amendment that would establish a domestic sourcing requirement at the Department of Defense for dinner ware and would provide for a one-year phase-in period. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 160-252.

Vote: Nay

(226) - HR 5515: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Domestically-Sourced Stainless Steel Flatware May 23, 2018 - Tenney, R-N.Y., amendment that would establish a domestic sourcing requirement at the Department of Defense for stainless steel flatware and would provide for a one-year phase-in period.
Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-239.

Vote: Nay

(227) - HR 5515: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Burmese Military Sanctions May 23, 2018 - Engel, D-N.Y., amendment that would prohibit the United States from providing security assistance to the Burmese military until the secretary of State affirms that Burma has demonstrated progress in abiding by international human rights standards and would impose sanctions against current and former senior officials of the Burmese military who perpetrated humans rights offenses.
Adopted in Committee of the Whole 382-30.

Vote: Yea

(228) - HR 5515: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - National Nuclear Security Administration May 23, 2018 - Polis, D-Colo., amendment that would reduce the amount authorized for the National Nuclear Security Administration by $198 million. Rejected in Committee of the Whole 174-239.

Vote: Nay

(229) - HR 5515: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization - Motion to Table May 24, 2018 - Thornberry, R-Texas, motion to table (kill) the Thompson, D-Calif., motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that the Thompson motion to recommit the bill would violate clause 10 of Rule XXI. Motion agreed to 224-191.

Vote: Yea

(230) - HR 5515: Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization – Passage May 24, 2018 - Passage of the bill that would authorize $708.1 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2019. The total would include $69 billion for overseas contingency operations; $241.2 billion for operations and maintenance; $11.3 billion for military construction; $185.8 billion for military personnel; and $33.6 billion for defense health care programs. It would authorize $65 million for the development of a low-yield nuclear warhead for submarine-launched ballistic missiles. It would prohibit the Defense Department from reducing the number of intercontinental ballistic missiles, and would withhold funding for certain White House functions until the implementation of certain congressionally-mandated sanctions on Russia for violations of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty. It would require the Defense Department to establish a comprehensive oversight plan for implementation of the department's new harassment prevention and response policy. Passed 351-66.

Vote: Yea

 

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